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France's Topsy-Turvy Election: Uncertain outcome as insurgents blow away old guard (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

France's Topsy-Turvy Election: Uncertain outcome as insurgents blow away old guard (part 2)

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THE INTERVIEW

Amnesty chief urges France to 'stay true to its values'

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ENCORE!

Film show: 'Certain Women', 'Rock’n Roll' and 'A Wedding'

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FOCUS

#BringBackOurInternet: English-speaking Cameroon hit by digital blackout

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Preaching coexistence: Avant-garde mosque opens in Lebanon's Druze heartland

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THE OBSERVERS

Prison guards turn guns on prisoners in Chile, and thousands of migrants stuck in smoky warehouses in Serbia

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FACE-OFF

French presidential race: Le Pen makes groundbreaking visit to Lebanon

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IN THE PAPERS

93 candles for Robert Mugabe

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#THE 51%

A program about women who are reshaping our world. Join us every Friday at 4:40 pm Paris time and check out our Facebook page: FRANCE24.51percent.

Latest update : 2015-09-02

Harnessing female economic power

This week, we’re at the Global Summit of Women in Paris, where more than 1,000 people, including politicians and businesspeople, have converged to discuss ways of harnessing female economic power. We take a look at how women are in danger of being left behind in the Digital Revolution. Also, we talk to a Nigerian leading banker on ensuring gender balance in developing African economies. Finally, we see how Italy's economic crisis has resulted in a growing number of women entering the workforce.

By Annette YOUNG , Georges YAZBECK , Lucy PROVAN , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Yara JAMALI ELO , Claire WILLIAMS

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2017-02-17 Islamic State (IS) group

Bearing arms: Arab women join the battle in Syria against the Islamic State group

Scores of Arab women take up arms in Syria as the campaign against the Islamic State group intensifies. Also how the art of cartooning is being used to tell the stories of female...

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2017-02-10 cinema

Women in film: Fighting for equal opportunities and against gender stereotypes

In this edition, Claire Pryde talks to French director and women's rights activist Lisa Azuelos, who says mentalities need to change so that the issues in women's lives are...

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2017-02-03 women

From marching to running: The spike in American women considering elected office

In this edition, Claire Pryde talks to Erin Vilardi from VoteRunLead about the dramatic rise in the number of American women signing up for political training post-election....

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2017-01-27 Russia

'The slapping law': Russia moves to decriminalise domestic violence

In this edition, women's activists angry as Russia moves towards decriminalising domestic violence. Also as the rate of childless women continues to rise in Europe, we talk to...

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2017-01-20 Davos forum

Equality in the boardroom: French law requires large firms to have 40% women on boards

From January 1 2017, under a new law, large French companies are supposed to have women making up 40 percent of their board members. But in this edition, we take a look at how...

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